Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Eileen Osuna

Eileen Osuna, Staff Writer

Eileen Osuna is a staff writer for Talon Marks covering arts & entertainment and community news. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family, going to concerts, and traveling. Eileen hopes to transfer to CalState LA in the spring of 2021 and work in radio one day.

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SAN FERNANDO, CA - DECEMBER 01: People wait in line at a walk-up Covid-19 testing site at San Fernando Recreation Park Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in San Fernando, CA. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Corporations need to provide better communication skills with COVID

December 11, 2020
Diligent planning for global health emergencies can help protect employees, customers, and the business. But plans are only as good as their execution.
The once crowded business is empty due to the pandemic.  This small business is struggling to stay afloat since county issued restrictions on outdoor dining.  Dec. 7.

Small businesses struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic

December 4, 2020
Los Angeles County's ban on outdoor dining has many restaurant owners worried this may be the end of their business.
12 Steps mural by artist Jose Loza at the  Intercity Fellowship Hall. Located at 5589 Cherry Ave Long Beach, CA 90805. Dec. 01, 2020 Photo credit: Eileen Osuna

Long Beach supports its artists with stipends

December 3, 2020
Long Beach will provide stipends for artists struggling due to COVID-19. The artists are a vital part of the community and the funds will help them to continue to live in the city.
The Cerritos College Child Development Center reopened as of Aug. 24. The center is located at 11051 166th St, Cerritos, CA 90703.

Child development center reopens amid three possible COVID-19 cases

December 2, 2020

“The motivation to reopen was to support and aid our Falcon community of working parents and our students, who we promised to serve to be successful and remain enrolled in their classes,” Director...

Students volunteered for this years Turkey Trot drive-thru event, All volunteers wore masks and gloves to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines. 
Nov. 20, 2020

Drive-thru turkey trot helps Norwalk food pantry

November 25, 2020

Cerritos College held their annual Turkey Trot, which was done as a drive-thru food drive this year, to collect canned foods for the Norwalk food pantry. Ni Bueno, health education department chair,...

A woman claims a developmental childhood kit at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library in Long Beach. Safety guidelines are in place at the drive. Nov. 10, 2020

Long Beach gives back to community with development kits

November 13, 2020
The city of Long Beach is distributing development kits to children to help promote learning during the pandemic. This is one of many ways the city is working to support early childhood.
President Barack Obama sets a commemorative wreath  at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013. Photo credit: Courtesy of U.S. Army on Flicker.com & Photo by Spc. John G. Martinez

Veterans Day: honoring the history of sacrifice of veterans

November 8, 2020
Despite COVID-19, some local communities are still honoring the brave men and women who have served our country.
Ofrendas are altars created to welcome the spirits of the deceased. An ofrenda at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 23, 2011. Photo credit: Malingering on Flicker.com

Dia de los Muertos: traditions still alive in COVID-19

October 30, 2020

Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday of remembrance and celebration where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion from Nov. 1, which is “el...

Prop 17: an end to discrimination

Prop 17: an end to discrimination

October 23, 2020
Prop 17 would put an end to the voter suppression against Black and Latinos.
Music is the soundtrack to our lives and the one thing that brings us together. Photo credit: Hmomoy on Flicker.com

Entertainment rundown: Victoria Secret who?

October 21, 2020
In this podcast, we review the new albums from YG, Mariah Carey, Giveon, Bryson Tiller and 21 Savage and discuss the Savage x Fenty Show.
Nike billboard celebrating the Lakers NBA finals win. Located on Figueroa St across from Staples Center Photo credit: Eileen Osuna

Job done: Fans rejoice as Lakers crowned 2020 NBA champions

October 16, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers won their first NBA title in a decade. The win is something that the organization, fans and the city of Los Angeles needed after a tragic year.
COVID-19 has led to an increase in mental health issues for people everywhere. World Mental Health Day was Oct. 10. Photo credit: Andy Zurich on Flicker.com

Caring for the mind during a pandemic: COVID-19 and mental health

October 16, 2020
COVID-19 has made life stressful for everyone across the world. Because we all deal with stress differently, it's extremely important that we take care of our mental health and seek help when necessary.
Elyse Ares, LBC native, is the newest member of the CACOD. Ares had also been working in nonprofit for six years. Photo taken in downtown Long Beach July 1st, 2019. Photo credit: Courtesy of Elyse Ares

Falcon alumna named Long Beach City Commissioner

October 4, 2020
Elyse Ares is taking on her new role head on to advocate for people with disabilities and empower members of her community.
Individuals can respond to the 2020 census online. The survey only takes a few minutes and will affect funding for the next decade.

The 2020 Census: what is it & why it’s important

October 2, 2020
The census is a vital factor in the survival of the economy and the livelihood of communities across the country, especially the underserved.
There have been all sorts of protests about race, independence and nationality in American and Olympic sports history,

Off The Field: Black athletes’ activism in sports isn’t new, get over it

September 18, 2020
There have been all sorts of protests about race, independence and nationality in American and Olympic sports history,
Roses laid out in memory of Sept. 11 victims. Family members gathered to honor their loved ones on the 19th anniversary of the attacks. Photo credit: Ben Hider &  9/11 Memorial & Museum

Remembering 9/11 amid pandemic and presidential campaign

September 17, 2020
Do you remember the day the world stood still?
A warrior in battle. Mulan fights alongside her fellow comrades to protect China and the dynasty.

‘Mulan’: not quite a reflection of the original

September 10, 2020
Niki Caro’s live-action remake of Disney’s "Mulan" uses a fresh perspective to tell a well-worn ancient story.
Drivers wait in line as volunteers fill their cars with food. For the safety of everyone drivers are not allowed to exit their vehicles. Photo credit: Eileen Osuna

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank continues to feed community during COVID-19

August 28, 2020
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank returned to campus, on a larger scale than ever before, to feed members of the community in need.
Mural by @downtowndaniel located at 2471 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023.

[Photo] The Black Mamba Lives On

August 26, 2020

Mural by @downtowndaniel located at 2471 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023.

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